Saturday, July 10, 2010

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ellen Page

embrace the 'Inception' of smart projects

They may be in a $160-million summer movie, but don't be fooled: It's the exception to the rule. The two young actors eschew celebrity for serious work.

These days, the term "young Hollywood" conjures up images of pouty, plastic starlets being chased down Robertson Boulevard by paparazzi and probation officers, but recently the soulful side of young Hollywood made an appearance at a corner deli on Franklin Avenue. "Hi Joe," Ellen Page said with a faraway smile as Joseph Gordon-Levitt gave her a hug.

Page and Gordon-Levitt are costars in Christopher Nolan's "Inception," the perception-bending heist movie that opens Friday amid high expectations and strong early reviews. Leonardo DiCaprio leads an extremely deep cast — there are seven Oscar nominees in the film — but Nolan says that Page and Gordon-Levitt more than held their own. "They were simply outstanding," the director said, "their performances are key to the film and some of the best work I've seen."

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